Meaning of CANTILEVER in English


n. & v.

n. 1 a long bracket or beam etc. projecting from a wall to support a balcony etc. 2 a beam or girder fixed at only one end.

v.intr. 1 project as a cantilever. 2 be supported by cantilevers. cantilever bridge a bridge made of cantilevers projecting from the piers and connected by girders.

[ 17th c.: orig. unkn. ]

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